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Will sends pics and details (including measurements) on what I came up with for my EX4. I abandoned my thought of using a stainless steel expanded grate having a decent thickness after I got an awakening on the price for a custom cut piece! But I will share all I came up with once I get it done - stay tuned.

BTW - a tip of the hat to rexster314 for his front shelf. Nice work!
 

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Update on my shelf project. Wood pattern was used to size the grate. I used regular steel and painted it to death after I got a quote for a stainless-steel shelf. I'd guess I have about $50-$60 in it (I really didn't keep track). I may or may not (operative word - may) put something on the left and right sides to somewhat cover those exposed edges where the material was cut. May need a beer or 10 to noodle that one out.:cool:
 

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Update on my shelf project. Wood pattern was used to size the grate. I used regular steel and painted it to death after I got a quote for a stainless-steel shelf. I'd guess I have about $50-$60 in it (I really didn't keep track). I may or may not (operative word - may) put something on the left and right sides to somewhat cover those exposed edges where the material was cut. May need a beer or 10 to noodle that one out.:cool:
I have an EX 4. I’ll take one please. 😁😁
 
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I can provide details on my set-up; I just need some time to put it down in writing as it was very much a trial-and-error sequence. In the end I was my own worst enemy by making goofs, mismeasuring, etc. (could be the beer effect - not sure). I should add that I am not a welder, nor do I have the wherewithal to cut up an expanded steel sheet. So, after I had the wood template (which I can do) I mail ordered the custom cut grate and then used aluminum parts available most anywhere to complete things. I'll try to cobble together a parts list and measurements and post at some point.
 

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I can provide details on my set-up; I just need some time to put it down in writing as it was very much a trial-and-error sequence. In the end I was my own worst enemy by making goofs, mismeasuring, etc. (could be the beer effect - not sure). I should add that I am not a welder, nor do I have the wherewithal to cut up an expanded steel sheet. So, after I had the wood template (which I can do) I mail ordered the custom cut grate and then used aluminum parts available most anywhere to complete things. I'll try to cobble together a parts list and measurements and post at some point.
Looks good!
 

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Cool, like that you went with metal mesh as should let any pellets that fall down there go through.
 

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I'm getting ready to buy a basic stick welder and jump into DIY land..
Bottom shelf will serve as practice before I fab up expanded steel upper and lower cooking grates.
 

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I'm getting ready to buy a basic stick welder and jump into DIY land..
Bottom shelf will serve as practice before I fab up expanded steel upper and lower cooking grates.
Square tube or L channel? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I used to have a lot more access to a TIG machine, could have made some nice stuff. Did both stainless and carbon. I love my top grate I had made, let me know if you ever need pics.
 

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Square tube or L channel? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I used to have a lot more access to a TIG machine, could have made some nice stuff. Did both stainless and carbon. I love my top grate I had made, let me know if you ever need pics.
I'm going to use L channel, would be "grate" to see pics of your build 😜
 

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Square tube or L channel? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I used to have a lot more access to a TIG machine, could have made some nice stuff. Did both stainless and carbon. I love my top grate I had made, let me know if you ever need pics.
Could I get the details of the materials you used on your cooking grates? I'd rather not overbuild, as would be my tendency.
 

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Could I get the details of the materials you used on your cooking grates? I'd rather not overbuild, as would be my tendency.
Looks like he used 1/2 square tube and expanded metal. Pics coming.
 

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